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World Oceans Day

Rescue for the Global Ocean (Part 4)

Peter Neill | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

While the past decade has demonstrated great public awareness of ocean issues, and in some cases some striking successes in ocean protection and stewardship, our overall progress toward a global solution has been limited.

Rescue for the Global Ocean (Part I)

Peter Neill | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

These are complicated issues and solutions. Each and every one merits further exposition and discussion; their importance demands that we address each one in more detail over ensuing posts.

The New North

Peter Neill | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

The new north -- a phrase that slowly seeps into the geopolitical discussion and suggests that in the changes, overt and still to come, in the norther...

The Mysterious House In Which We Live: Celebrating The Beauty of Our Oceans

XPRIZE | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
XPRIZE

By Jyotika Virmani Jyotika Virmani is the Technical Director of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Yesterday was World Oceans Day. A day to refle...

Finding Hope Visiting the World's Only Underwater Research Station

Greg Stone | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

The sun was burning hot and high in the sky above the Florida Keys as we cruised across the aquamarine waters off the Gulf Coast. I could think of no ...

16 Reasons To Love The Ocean (If You Didn't Already)

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green

The ocean can be described in an endless number of ways. It's refreshing, beautiful and humbling. It's vast, mysterious and terrifying. It's magnifice...

8 Ways You Are Harming The Ocean And Don't Even Know It

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green

Every single living thing on Earth is connected to the ocean. Even you, World's Driest Place, The Atacama Desert! And every year for World Oceans Day,...

Floating Nuclear

Peter Neill | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Just because the proposal is located in the ocean, presumably out of sight, it must not be out of mind. The reviews and guarantees must be more strict, not less. There is much at stake, not just the health and safety of human life, but the health and safety of a natural system on which the whole earth depends.

Global Partnership for the Oceans

Peter Neill | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Of the many organizations and initiatives dedicated to ocean sustainability, we often point to smaller groups and individuals attempting and succeeding in making a difference through specific actions directed at local issues and solutions.

Beyond Hope

Peter Neill | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Frequently in these conversations I hear expressions of hopelessness: What can I do to combat these forces, distant and powerful, that seem indifferent not just to the natural environment, but also to the values and traditions that have been part of our engagement with the ocean forever?

$53 Million for Fish

Peter Neill | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Recently, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the enormous charitable foundation of New York City's former mayor, Michael Bloomberg, announced its Vibrant Ocean...

Mining the Abyss

Peter Neill | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

"Resource nationalism" pertains here -- the right of a nation to exchange its resources for return to its population and general social welfare that is sustainable over time. Globalization has stood that idea on its head.

The Sea Connects All Things

Peter Neill | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

I sign all my email messages with the phrase, "The sea connects all things." What interests me is that the responses don't necessarily indicate agreement or understanding of what is a powerful, certain declaration. What does the sentence actually mean?

Ocean Acidification

Peter Neill | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

This is a global situation, mostly invisible, and demanding of immediate action.

The Oranjemund Shipwreck

Peter Neill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

On April 1, 2008, Tate Kapaandu Shitaka, an excavator operator, inadvertently uncovered two metal tubes, later identified as bronze breech-loading can...

Network Societies

Peter Neill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

What if one nation state declares an economic, or political, or cultural justification for a specific harvest when inevitably it will deprive all the rest of us of sustainable access? What power can be brought to bear in such a case?

America's Cup

Peter Neill | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

The ocean is a spectacular place for teaching and learning. Sea experience has formed the bodies, skills, values, and lives of young people for all time the world over.

Globalization

Peter Neill | Posted 12.14.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

Here's a surprising thought to consider: unlike any other place on earth, a vast portion of the ocean remains outside the limits of national jurisdiction, the 15 to 200 mile territorial extension of proprietary rights that frequently overlap.

Waves' Collision

Peter Neill | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

By joining these organizations and collectivizing concern and financial capacity, some steps can be effectively taken, but when the effect is calculated today through connection to and awareness of specific ocean issues, the outcome is wanting, almost negligible.

Blue Marble

Peter Neill | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Peter Neill

People often ask me how to explain in the shortest amount of time the reason for my personal obsession with the ocean, with the need to communicate its vast utility and purpose and relevance to our future. It has not been easy to do so.

The Plastisphere

Peter Neill | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

In a study recently published online in Environmental Science & Technology, the scientists suggest that "the plastisphere represents a novel ecological habitat in the ocean and raises a host of questions": How will it change environmental conditions for marine microbes, favoring some that compete with others?

Australia Hosts Reef Live Event to Showcase Great Barrier Reef

Megan Snedden | Posted 08.17.2013 | Travel
Megan Snedden

From a café overlooking the Eiffel Tower, a woman in Paris chatted with scientist David Wachenfeld as he scuba dived through Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Can We Stop Killing Our Oceans Now, Please?

Sylvia Earle | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Sylvia Earle

We need to respect the oceans and take care of them as if our lives depended on it. Because they do.

Celebrate World Oceans Day: Together We Have the Power to Protect the Oceans

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

The ocean is indispensable to life itself. It is the largest habitat for living things in our solar system and sustains our lives with over 50 percent of the earth's oxygen. For World Ocean Day we encourage you to find a way to celebrate the gifts the ocean has brought to your life.

Share Your Own Ocean Photos!

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.07.2013 | Green

June 8 marks the 21st annual World Oceans Day, a time to commemorate the blue part of the planet while galvanizing support for increasingly threatened...